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Radley Admissions Process

Radley Admissions Process

Welcome to Radley Admissions

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions that you make for your child and the Admissions Office would be delighted to hear from you if you are considering Radley as an option. Of course, coming to see the school and meeting the boys and staff is by far the best way of knowing whether Radley will be the right place for your son, and we would be very happy to arrange a visit. However, as an initial first step, we hope that these pages will give you a good guide to the admissions process, whatever the age your son. 

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The vast majority of boys (around 145 each year) enter Radley at the age of 13 and stay until they have completed A levels aged 18.  We also welcome Sixth Form entry, aged 16, and very occasionally have spaces in the Removes.

For 13+ entry, boys can be registered either from birth or at a later date. The main entry process begins when boys are nearing the end of Year 5.  

Applications from overseas candidates are welcomed.  Please go to our overseas page for details.  

To book a visit, obtain a registration form or discuss the entry procedure, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office - you might find it useful to use the Start Your Journey calculator above for guidance on the process. Alternatively, you can complete the Enquiry Form and we will be able to give you more details of the entry process for your son.

Funded Places and Scholarships

Radley is able to offer a considerable number of fully or partly funded places to talented boys and our door is always open to applicants from families who, without financial support, would otherwise be unable to afford our school fees. Funded places are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Any talented candidate can enter scholarships at 13+ for academic, music, sport, art and drama. Awards are made either as Honorary Scholarships/Exhibitions (no additional funding), 5% funding (top scholarships) or means-tested awards up to 100%.

Contact Admissions

If you have any questions about the admissions process for your son then we would love to talk to you:

  • By phone: 01235 543 174
  • Email: admissions@radley.org.uk
  • Post: The Registrar, Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

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Vanessa Hammond
Vanessa Hammond
Arriving in 1994, eight and a half months pregnant, means I am unlikely to forget our first weeks at Radley! Since then I’ve been thoroughly involved in Radley life, not least twelve years in G Social where my husband was Tutor. My career began in sports marketing, then to schools' fundraising and marketing, but, as a keen golfer, the view of Radley’s 8th hole is certainly the best I’ve ever had from a desk.
Harry Hammond
Harry Hammond
Senior Master
I came to Radley in 1994 to run the Chemistry Department. This was followed by twelve very happy years as G Social Tutor. When we moved out of the Social in 2010 we had a wonderful sabbatical, including a month teaching in Madagascar, before taking up our new roles: I became Head of Co-Curricular activities and my wife, Vanessa, took over as Registrar. In 2015 I became Head of External Affairs; which involves an overview of Admissions as well as a consideration of everything to do with Radley in the outside world. We have two grown up daughters – Georgina and Lucy – and lots of family in Norfolk, where both our families have lived for generations. We play a lot of golf in the holidays, enjoy beautiful walks on the Norfolk beaches with Nutmeg, the yellow Labrador, and I watch as much of Arsenal FC as I can.